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Post Reply Seven Seas is licensing TOO MANY series. The next Tokyo Pop?
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Posted 9/18/17 , edited 9/18/17
Seven Seas is mostly getting shorter and less-mainstream titles. Those tend to be much less expensive to license. If they were licensing a huge number of long-runners that were major hits, then they'd almost certainly be overextending themselves.

Personally, I just wish they'd go back and finish some of their unfinished series like "The Last Uniform" and "First Love Sisters."
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Posted 9/18/17 , edited 9/18/17
I don't think they are, also even the new licenses seem pretty well paced out, some of them being slated for as late as June 2018. Also they seem to be pretty good with doing both print and digital releases which probably helps their profits when getting money from digital sales. They also seem to pace out the current ongoing series in terms of translation and releasing them to me at least.
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Posted 9/19/17 , edited 9/19/17
they won't go out because all they do is license monster girl series or isekai series anyway. which has a very cult following. if they actually had a wide array of licenses, then maybe, but as it stands them as a company seem to only cater to those two followings nowadays.



note: I inserted 99% of my salt towards them in this statement.
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Posted 11/6/17 , edited 11/7/17
Surprisingly it seems like Tokyopop has come back to life here in America I saw some now books by them in the store a while ago.
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Posted 11/18/17 , edited 11/18/17
Ugh please don't give Tokyo pop any money. The man in charge of that company screwed the magna industry over sooo much with his practice of buying the rights to any given title and then never letting go after it folded the first time round.

The whole helping new authors produce books thing screwed them over as well since they couldn't use any IP they had submitted because of the contracts the signed even after the company fell through. They basically trusted that man and lost any rights to their work once he took the money and decided to try and make movies....badly.
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Posted 11/21/17 , edited 11/21/17
Yes, license them all, for I can get the benefits later
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Posted 12/8/17 , edited 12/9/17
You have to take into account that Seven Seas, when they license a Title will release a licensed title on an accelerated schedule until it catches up to the Japanese release, for example Monster Musume volumes were released 3-4 times a year until they caught up with the Japanese releases, and now only release 2 volumes a year. This frees up some staff to work on another title etc. So their total title output per year is around the same, they just are publishing more titles, with around the same volume output as titles get caught up / finish/ or change publication schedules. I'd still hate to be the guy who has to coordinate their work schedules lol
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Posted 12/10/17 , edited 12/10/17

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So this year I've seen Seven Seas license license many series, in fact too many series ranging from well known to obscure lesser known.

This kind of concerns a bit because I saw this same pattern with Tokyo Pop long time ago. Tokyo Pop licensed too many series, they didn't make much profit because of the overwhelming amount licenses they had, and they went bust. From what I personally saw and understood at the time this was one of the reasons why Tokyo Pop went out of business leaving couple popular and well known series in an unfinished limbo.

Maybe I'm just being paranoid but what do y'all think? Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.



When I saw this , the first thing I thought was T-Pop. Yeah, T-Pop waaay over extended. It's sad, because I know Seven Seas and T-Pop really have a passion for what they do. Isn't T-pop owned by Disney now? By the way T-Pop is in business. You can get Bizenghast.
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A little unrelated to the topic but I just got Maid In Abyss vol 1 in the mail today (it’s a nice oversized volume!) and I just it’s a bit hilarious and silly to see this. Not sure why Seven Seas thought it was a good idea to put Anime Strike on it but at least Anime Strike is dead.
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Posted 1/22/18 , edited 1/22/18
But they won't finish boogiepop, and nobody's dared try to pick up Kino's Journey after the tokyopop debacle..

When those two series are brought over to the US to completion, I will be satisfied..
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Posted 1/22/18 , edited 1/22/18
i just wish Seven Seas would have "actually i am" on a monthly release like "Grand Blue Dreaming" is :-(

it's done in japan, no need to stretch it out to 2021 >_< or ideally every 2 weeks like Kodansha does with "Domestic Girlfriend" :p (wonder how that one will end, as of volume 14, latest i've read, i just don't see it having a decent closure, being stretched a bit at the moment it feels like.)
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Posted 1/22/18 , edited 1/23/18

paulchaested wrote:



A little unrelated to the topic but I just got Maid In Abyss vol 1 in the mail today (it’s a nice oversized volume!) and I just it’s a bit hilarious and silly to see this. Not sure why Seven Seas thought it was a good idea to put Anime Strike on it but at least Anime Strike is dead.


There was some weird promo thing where Anime Strike subs got volume 1 of some manga free. I think Inuyashiki and Land of the Lustrous were two others. Seven Seas I guess decided to promote that. They've already confirmed that logo is only on the first print since it was made before Strike shut down.

It's not that surprising either way. I'm pretty sure I've bought manga that have a page saying "watching the anime now on Crunchyroll!".
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Posted 1/22/18 , edited 1/23/18

paulchaested wrote:



A little unrelated to the topic but I just got Maid In Abyss vol 1 in the mail today (it’s a nice oversized volume!) and I just it’s a bit hilarious and silly to see this. Not sure why Seven Seas thought it was a good idea to put Anime Strike on it but at least Anime Strike is dead.


It's possible that this was the cheaper option. Since the printers most of the time only print on set number of pages, it might've been easier to promote it on the back cover than to have a page insert followed by 7 blank pages to get back to an interval their printer can print at.

I haven't gotten mine in the mail yet so idk the page count so.
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Posted 1/28/18 , edited 1/28/18
sounds like these folks are the funimation of comics. it's not uncommon for comics to come around and want to obtain something and make money/profit. not all the time does obtaining something means they are going to go under. comics are still a large importance to the fans, so it's doubtful something might happen any time soon. keep in mind Tokyo Pop is an American comics, back in the day comics from Japan weren't as popular and easy to obtained, a lot has happened since then. so, with modern era and love for comics, here comes Seven Seas where, same American fun, but this go around with a lot more chance at making money and staying in business. from a quick wiki search of the two companies, they licensed differently, TP being the old and SSE being the new. only time will tell, but, these days, before bankruptcy the newest thing is merging and buying.
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Posted 1/28/18 , edited 1/29/18
Well, at least they don't exactly a monopoly on the manga (digital or physical) here because we also have Viz Media, Kodansha Comics, Vertical Inc., Digital Manga Publishing, Dark Horse Comics, and Yen Press as the major Amer. players. However, given that Dark Horse Comics is also a successful comic book company, their manga licensing output is not as high.
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